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Illinois professors analyze judge’s ruling on Syngenta lawsuit

In a February 25, 2015 update, University of Illinois professors discussed the class action lawsuit surrounding Sygenta's genetically modified (GM) corn Agrisure Viptera and Agrisure Duradade (collectively, "Agrisure") that contains the MIR 162 genetic trait. By way of background, they briefly restate some of the facts leading up to this litigation.


District judge rules Syngenta corn lawsuit will go to trial

A recent ruling by a Kansas federal judge cleared the way for farmers, grain handlers and exporters to proceed towards trial in their suits against Syngenta claiming that the company's sale of its Viptera and Duracade corn seed interrupted trade with China and harmed the market for U.S. corn.


Burning stalks – What does it really cost?

Kip Cullers, a Missouri farmer who is the current world record holder for soybean yield (160.6 bu/a) and National Corn Growers Association yield contest winner says when asked about burning corn residue, “My opinion is that the soil benefits from the return of both root tissue and above-ground crop residues. We rarely use field burning in our high-yield fields. We do everything we can to maintain or increase the amount of organic matter in our soils.”


Bats worth more than $1 billion to corn industry

Research published in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences confirms that bats play a significant role in combating corn crop pests, saving more than $1 billion a year in crop damages around the world. Bat Conservation International funded the two-year experiment in cornfields near Horseshoe Lake in Southern Illinois.


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